Opening General Session
Monday, August 16
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Stars at Night Ballroom
Open to all conference attendees and exhibitors. Badge needed for admission.
Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.)
Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014); Commander U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011); Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe and Director of NATO Special Operations Forces Coordination Centre (2006-2008); Chancellor of the University of Texas System (2015-2018)
Leadership and Risk Management: Taking Command
With his exceptional leadership experiences, Admiral William H. McRaven will explore today’s geopolitical environment and provide a look forward to America’s place in an ever-changing global community. He’ll dive into the necessity of preparation, order and discipline, knowing that they are not without a distinct and meaningful purpose or goal. He will share impactful narratives, lessons and insights on authority amidst turmoil and instability, the force of teamwork and personal initiative, resilience in the face of opposition, and the unconditional importance of never giving up.
Public Safety Awards Program Winners
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